Daily Life in the Late Middle Ages

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R. H. Britnell
Sutton Pub., 1998 - History - 234 pages
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What was life like in the towns and villages of medieval England? The full range of medieval life is covered, from the town life of medieval York and London to the life of peasants in the Durham and Warwickshire countryside. Drawing on newly discovered firsthand accounts, the book tells of leisure pursuits, religious practices, fashions, life at home and in the workshop or field, with sections on women in late medieval households, the peasant economy, the role of money in rent payments, and changing features of parish religion before the Reformation.

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User Review  - Imshi - LibraryThing

I agree with the.ken.petersen - this book was SERIOUSLY dry. The information contained within it is useful, but for anyone interested in learning about the Middle Ages - unless you've no other option I think you'd be better off looking for a different book. Read full review

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User Review  - the.ken.petersen - LibraryThing

The editor of this book states in the forward, that he was concerned that this should not be seen as a populist book. In this, he succeeds admirably. This book is so dry that the reader is in danger ... Read full review

Contents

Townswomen and their Households
27
Hospital Nurses and their Work
43
Religion and the Paston Family
65
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